Drummond Grange Care Home resident Agnes turns 100

Drummond Grange Care Home resident Agnes turns 100

Agnes Marion Telfer turned 100 years of age last month and tributes have been pouring in to pay homage to the centenarian.

Celebrations were held at her residence at Drummond Grange Car Home in Lasswade to mark the monumental occasion.

Ms Telfer, also known as Maisie, was born in Edinburgh in 1912 and worked at a range of retailers before marrying her late husband John in 1940.

Although Mr Telfer was called upon to fight overseas during the Second World War, Ms Telfer spent most of her life living happily in Scotland's capital with her husband until he died in 1981.

Since then, the centenarian has overcome bowel cancer and related complications to reach the landmark age.

Staff at Drummond Grange Car Home praised Ms Telfer, saying: "She's just a very nice lady. She always says thank you if you do something for her."

Paul Wilson, activity therapist at the care home, has attributed Ms Telfer's long life to her loving family.

People across the country also hoping to reach 100 should take steps to ensure that they have a healthy balanced lifestyle and access to appropriate care.

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